The Preseason MileSplit50 Top 25 Boys Team Rankings

No. 2: Crater (OR)

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Analysis: Crater may have graduated its top runner in school history, Tyrone Gorze, but it would be a mistake to sleep on Crater in 2023. 

With five returners back, including No. 1 Josiah Tostenson -- a high school junior with as much talent as Gorze -- this team could be dangerous far down the line. 

They are the defending Oregon Class 5A champions, the winners of NXR Northwest and fourth-place finishers at NXN. The team's returning average of 15:31.79 is no. 3 in the nation, only behind Southlake Carroll and American Fork. 

Crater also owns the fifth-best returning speed rating average in the country at 175.8.

Biggest Question: Can this experienced crew have one last hurrah? 

Gorze's graduation will have some doubting whether this team is capable of its heights last year. But that would be a mistake. With three seniors and two juniors returning, the squad will be upperclassmen savvy. The question will be: Can they silence the doubters? 



25Aug. 21 -- Ridgefield (CT)
24Aug. 21 -- Bentonville (AR)
23Aug. 21 -- Ventura (CA)
22Aug. 21 -- McCallie School (TN)
21Aug. 21 -- Rocky Mountain (ID)
20Aug. 22 -- Portland Jesuit (OR)
19Aug. 23 -- Downers Grove North (IL)
18Aug. 24 -- Riverton (UT)
17Aug. 25 -- Great Oak (CA)
16Aug. 26 -- Valor Christian (CO)
15Aug. 27 -- Carmel (IN)
14Aug. 28 -- Wichita Trinity Academy (KS)
13Aug. 29 -- Union Catholic (NJ)
12Aug. 30 -- Farragut (TN)
11Aug. 31 -- University (WV)
10Sept. 1 -- CBA (NJ)
9Sept. 2 -- Stevens Point (WI)
8Sept. 3 -- Herriman (UT)
7Sept. 4 -- Wayzata (MN)
6Sept. 5 -- Belen Jesuit (FL)
5Sept. 6 -- Coeur d'Alene (ID)
4Sept. 6 -- Southlake Carroll (TX)
3Sept. 6 -- New Orleans Jesuit (LA)
2Sept. 6 -- Crater (OR)
1Sept. 6 -- American Fork (UT)